Public Told To Monitor Gov’t Spending


check geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Kasibante made these remarks at the 1st Uganda-United States Session On Taxation under the theme “What can Ugandan and United States Tax payers learn from each other’s Tax Systems and Tax Systems around the World” being held in Kampala.

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Together with David Williams, President of Tax Payers Protection Alliance in the United States, Kasibante called upon the people to actively participate in tax discussions which he said are helpful in the long run.

It is said that Tax Payers from across the globe face excessive taxation and spending.

“Though the United States and Ugandan are two distinct countries with two distinct histories as it relates to our nation and growth, there are important commonalities when it comes to taxation and spending, therefore, citizens and tax payers around the world are the same in what they want from their governments,” Kasibante observed.

“Meanwhile, the session is a unique and important opportunity for the taxpayers to come together and discus about spending and taxation issues.”

Williams clarified that some of the specific objectives include, building citizens’ enthusiasm to monitor and regulate Government wasteful spending, analysing to what extent citizens follow government implementation of projects in their areas and evaluating citizens’ awareness as regards taxation systems.

“Knowingly or unknowingly, at whatever status in their lives, all citizens pay taxes daily to the government through consumption sales tax despite living outside the direct tax box,” Williams pointed out.

Taxation is a very important activity because it is the only means and source from which all the three sectors in life, social economic and political activities thrive.

It is disappointing, therefore, to see that in the economic history of Uganda and Africa, the most neglected topic is the contribution of fiscal policy to the inequality of income.


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